Desegregation project in Fakulteta, Sofia

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Country/partner countries

Project lead partner/organization and contact person (e-mail, links) project website
Municipality of Sofia
33 Moskovska Str.
Sofia 1000

Roma Education Fund
Roma Oktatási Alap
Terez krt. 46
Mark Center
Budapest, 1066
Phone: +36-1-235-8030
Phone: +36-1-327-0613
Fax: +36-1-235-8031

Project information – start and end date (if available)
Starting date: 01.07.2007
Ending date: 31.07.2008

Summary (goals and purposes of the project)
Provide access to mainstream schools with better quality of education.
Reduction of dropouts and of pupils repeating grade.
Enhanced socialization and integration of the children.
Prevent of racist or discriminatory acts;Increase motivation of parents and children to education.
Increase commitment of the local and state authorities to the education of Roma children.

Results of the project
70 six-year-old children prepared at the summer school.
300 children from 1st to 6th grade provided with everyday transportation to mainstream schools.
Memorandum of understanding signed with the Municipality of Sofia for collaboration on the issues of educational integration.
Decreased number of children who dropped out and number of children to repeat the grade due to low school performance.

Who will benefit from this project (target group)
All beneficiaries: 300
Roma beneficiaries: 300

Sources of funding
Municipality of Sofia
Roma Education Fund

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